“Yikes!”: Thoughts on a Fresh Pave

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Passing by our neighbor’s freshly paved driveway, Vivienne asked why they had a green ribbon tied from one post to another across the driveway. I explained that the ribbon would remind everyone not to drive or walk on the driveway until it dried. In a moment of realization that our neighbors were tucked nicely in their house at the time and might like to emerge at some point, Vivienne exclaimed, “What about them?! They can’t carry themselves!”

It was then that we realized the freedom of “outside of the lines”: walking through the grass…

And it was then that I fell in love all over again with my daughter’s imagination: that thin, elderly, garden-loving couple trying to pick up their own gangly feet and legs to somehow float down their own driveway…